Glenn Beck: For President Obama, it's Politics Over Principles



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Here's the one thing: Apparently the person to usher in the change we were hoping for was actually John McCain.

Back during the campaign, candidate Obama called McCain "out of touch" for his take on the economy:

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JOHN MCCAIN, R-AZ: The fundamentals of the economy are strong.

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Just to put things in perspective, the same day McCain said that the Dow dropped 500 points to around 11,000, so it was a case of extremely poor timing. But even though the Dow is now trading around 7,000, President Obama and his advisers sound like they're reading from the same playbook:

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BARACK OBAMA, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: If we are keeping focused on all the fundamentally sound aspects of our economy, all the outstanding companies, workers, all the innovation and dynamism in this country, then we're going to get through this. And I'm very confident about that.

CHRISTINA ROMER, WHITE HOUSE CHIEF ECONOMIST: The fundamentals are sound in the sense that the American workers are sound, we have a good capital stock, we have good technology.

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Sounds awfully familiar, doesn't it? The only real change seems to be that the economy was actually much stronger when McCain said it.

Next, remember how Obama crucified McCain over his ridiculous plan to tax health care benefits that workers get from their employers? Here's Obama back in October 2008:

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OBAMA: He tells you that he'll give you a tax credit of $2,500 per person, $5,000 per family to help you pay for your insurance and health care costs.

You see, Senator McCain would pay for his plan, in part, by taxing your health care benefits for the first time in history.

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On the campaign trail, McCain defended his plan by saying he would make up for the tax on one side, by giving out a tax credit on the other. Now, we find out that while president Obama isn't saying he supports taxing employer health care benefits, he and his advisers are not not saying it either.

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ROMER: I am not going to say one way or the other.

DAVID GREGORY, HOST, "MEET THE PRESS": But he might consider it in other words.

ROMER: I think what he has said from the beginning is there is no such thing as Democratic and Republican ideas. They're just good ideas. He will listen to good ideas. This is not one he has ever supported.

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And guess what: If Obama eventually approves this, he won't be giving out the tax benefit on the other side like McCain would've. I can't for the life of me figure out how anyone thinks this plan could help fix health care, the economy or small business. In both of these stories Obama was painting McCain as foolish and out of touch a few months ago. So, shouldn't he stay consistent?

Say what you mean and mean what you say.

Instead, Obama's messages now reflect whatever focus groups or polls his people have run recently. It's all about politics instead of principles, and that's why, on any given day, Obama can sound exactly like McCain, and why Obama's not talking about cancelling any contracts with auto labor, he is thinking about canceling contracts to those evil AIG people.

It's also why he's going to be on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno": it's all about the show. Since we met President Obama he has already been compared to JFK, FDR and Lincoln. Maybe he's now moving on to nominees, starting with John McCain. We can only hope he'll be Ronald Reagan for a few weeks.

The change we were looking for is for politicians to be honest: not turn into John McCain.

What do you think? Send your comments to: glennbeck@foxnews.com

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On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck and Pat Gray discussed a series of recent polls that suggest presidential nominee Joe Biden's expected lead may be slipping with traditionally Democratic voters.

A new poll conducted by the Jewish Electorate Institute shows that two-thirds of Jewish voters still plan to vote for the Biden-Harris ticket in November. However, President Donald Trump's support within the Jewish community is also the highest among any Republican candidate in recent history.

In more bad news for Biden, a CNN poll (yes, CNN) released last month showed growing support for President Trump among black voters in swing states. Meanwhile, his support among Latino voters remains at roughly 33%.

"I don't think it's going to go the way the Democrats hope that it will," Glenn said of the election. "If you look at the groups that the Democrats have carefully fostered ... that's falling apart. If Donald Trump can grow that by 5%, and hurt the Democrats by 5% ... that alone could swing the election."

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We're being set up for a civil war. The Left is grooming us for an Eastern European-style revolution this election, and they're not even trying to hide it any more. The playbook for Mainstreet USA is the exact same that has been used in places like Ukraine, initiated by the same people in order to completely upend the American system.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck takes us through a tale of three chalkboards that will connect the dots: the Obama admin in Ukraine, the State Department's relationship with George Soros, Black Lives Matter and Antifa riots, the Great Reset, public school indoctrination, mail-in voting. It all points to something dangerous happening in November if we don't act now.

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The left has already determined that the wildfires raging across the West Coast were definitely caused by climate change and Big Tech is determined to silence anyone who dares suggest otherwise. Facebook even announced a sweeping policy on Saturday to remove posts that claim the fires were caused by arson from far-left activists.

But on his radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck revealed multiple arrest records for suspected arsonists in California, Oregon, and Washington — and several of those charged and arrested were also instigators in Black Lives Matter rallies, violent protests, and Antifa riots. He also called out the "news gods" in Big Tech, daring them to try to censor his video.

"I asked my staff, to see if there was any evidence [of arson] on the fires. And I don't mean evidence from Twitter. I mean evidence. Is there anybody who has been arrested for arson?" Glenn said. "Well, here they are. And YouTube and Facebook, go ahead. I want you to demonetize this clip. I want you to somehow or another say that we're lying. I want you to throttle this. Go ahead. Because then you're going to have to explain what we got wrong. And I happen to have all the documents right here. So my attorney is really ready for that throttling or demonetization. You say you're a protector of the truth? Great, here it is."

Glenn read off the first 10 arrest records, which combined allege the destruction of more than 120,000 acres and 700 structures, as well as tens of thousands of people evacuated from their homes.

"You want to tell us, PolitiFact, how you came to the conclusion ... that there was no arson in these fires?" Glenn asked. "Can you tell me how you came to that conclusion? Because your fact-check seems to be entirely false."

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Former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders joined Glenn Beck on this week's podcast to share her unique perspective as a trusted adviser and confidante to President Donald Trump for two and a half years, which she also details in her new book, "Speaking for Myself: Faith, Freedom, and the Fight of Our Lives Inside the Trump White House."

Sarah described the unprecedented levels of corruption she saw firsthand during the Russia probe and shocking lengths to which Democratic leaders and the mainstream media would go to "take the president down."

Sarah said she often saw sides of Donald Trump that the media never covered. Recently, she went on the record denying the Atlantic's claims that the president mocked our military during a 2018 trip to France. She was on that trip, she told Glenn, and her account of what really happened paints a very different picture.

"The people who are making this outrageous charge are such cowards for doing so in an anonymous way. If you really believed this, and believed it was wrong, one, why did it take you so long? And, two, put your name on it the way the rest of us have," Sarah said.

"He didn't say those things. Not only was I there that day, Glenn, I spent two and a half years traveling all over the world with the president, watching him interact with men and women of our armed forces almost every single day during that two-and-a-half year period," she added.

"This is a person who loves America and loves the people who allow the rest of us to live in America, free, and have prosperity. And I got to see that a lot. I think it is shameful that people are trying to distort who he is and what he has done, particularly when it comes to the men and women in the military."

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